Faculty, staff invited to attend study abroad conference

WISE_header1The Center for Global Programs and Studies is hosting its Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) Feb. 5-7 at the Marriott Hotel, 425 North Cherry St. in Winston-Salem.

WISE 2014 will begin with a full-day pre-conference intercultural workshop led by Michael Vande Berg. Vande Berg is the author of “Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It.”

During the three-day conference, thought leaders from institutions nationwide will share the latest research and information on what is working and what isn’t when it comes to preparing students for study abroad. More than 25 workshops will be offered that focus on topics such as increasing and assessing student engagement abroad, mentoring and intercultural learning, and budgeting for short-term programs. A complete schedule is available here.

Speaker biographies are available on the WISE website.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the keynote speech and workshops free of charge. Registration is requested.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at 336-758-5938.